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    Recently, I've been given an opportunity to climb Mt.Kenya in a trek of 13 days. In addition, we will also be helping build homes for a orphanage and get sponsorship for our climbing. With this money we hope to donate to the orphanage and other charities to better their lives.

    So, first of all I want to go because I think this is an amazing opportunity. I would love to climb a mountain as it seems really exciting! Secondly, I believe that helping people in poorer conditions will help me as a human realize how much I have. Lastly, do you think that this sort of thing will be really helpful and make me stand out if I am applying to top universities? e.g Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and Ivy League.

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    Extra curriculars are only good if you can link them in your personal statement with the course you want to do. Even then they still aren't as important as a lot of people think.

    "Universities were only interested in enthused, engaged and excellent candidates, rather than second-rate historians who happen to play the flute".
    Mike Nicholson - Director of undergraduate admissions at Oxford.

    Edit: But I would do it anyway since it's a great thing to do regardless.
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    Somewhat.
    Yes, the charity work reflects well upon you as a person, however, the main things that universities look for are activites/achievements which are related to your chosen subject.
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    (Original post by sicarius1992)
    Extra curriculars are only good if you can link them in your personal statement with the course you want to do. Even then they still aren't as important as a lot of people think.

    "Universities were only interested in enthused, engaged and excellent candidates, rather than second-rate historians who happen to play the flute".
    Mike Nicholson - Director of undergraduate admissions at Oxford.

    Edit: But I would do it anyway since it's a great thing to do regardless.
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